Where the past meets the future

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Cīrulīši Nature Trails

The Cīrulīši Nature Trails will introduce you to the evolution of the beautiful Gauja River valley from Ice age to nowadays! The Cīrulīši nature trails at Cēsis reveal the history of the Gauja River and its surrounding nature. Open object

Ērgļu (Eagle) Cliffs

The mighty, majestic wall that rises straight out of the river Gauja is known as the Eagle Cliffs. It is the most impressive cliff in the valley of the Gauja river with characteristic features of a monolithic sandstone surface.Open object

Sarkanās (Red) Cliffs

The Sarkanās (Red) Cliffs are situated on the massif of the right bank of Gauja river, approximately 0.5km from the old Lieplejas, or Raiskuma inn up to the Gauja river. The cliffs stretch for several hundred metres and have a reddish colour which led to naming them “Red” Cliffs.Open object

Zvārtes Rock

This is one of the most picturesque and the most popular outcrops of red sandstone of the Devonian period, which is situated on both banks of the Amata river and is surrounded by woods and meadows.Open object

Līču-Laņģu Sandstone Cliffs

The Līču-Laņģu sandstone cliffs is approximately one kilometre long and is located on the left side of the primeval valley of the River Gauja.Its maximum height is ~30 m. 6km long walking trail is built in the surrounding area. Around 20 springs are flowing out of Līču–Laņģu Cliffs, due to which caves of various length and hollows of various sizes have been shaped.Open object

Ainavu (Landscape) Scarp

This is one of the highest outcrops in Latvia. A truly beautiful view unfolds from the top of this scarp, encompassing the view of the deep old valley of the Amata river. The Ainavu Scarp reveals the huge bank of the river which is more than 500 m long and is comprised of two 46m high outcrops.Open object

Lielā Ellīte (Devil's Oven)

Lielā Ellīte also known as Velna ceplis (Devil’s Oven) are the only natural sandstone with arches in Latvia. It consists of a 23m long cave, arcade and natural spring. It could be formed around 6,5-7 thousand years ago. The cave and the spring were once an important holy places.Open object

Ķūķu Cliffs

Ķūķu Cliffs is the highest outcrop of the Devonian period in Latvia 43 metres high. The upper part (above the sandstones) is formed from clay layers that contain a lot of fossil remains of long dead organisms. Open object

Kalējala (Blacksmith’s cave) / Vaidava cave

Ancient stories tell that a blacksmith once lived in this cave. The Blacksmith’s Cave and the outcrop have been a protected geological and natural geomorphological monument since 1974, as well as a protected biotope of the European Union.Open object

Kvēpene Hillfort

The majority of the researchers that work with the history of certain area believes that Kvēpene hillfort is place where Satekles Castle where located, which was mentioned in the Indriķis Chronicles in the 12th century.Open object

Raunas Staburags

This cliff is a unique natural object of the post-glacial period, a limestone outcrop created by springs which is the most notable limestone formation in Latvia after the inundation of Daugavas Staburags. It was formed by the precipitation and cementation of the limestone.Open object

Vējiņi Underground Lakes

Vējiņi underground lakes are the only underground lakes in Latvia. That place surprise with beautiful caves and icy water! Underground springs on the banks of the beautiful Brasla River have carved large cavities and caves. Open object

Līgatne Nature Trails

Līgatne Nature Trails of Gauja National Park were established in 1975 to acquaint the visitors with nature, wild mammal species living in Latvia, nature variety and necessity for protection. Visitors can observe elk, foxes, bears, roes, racoon dogs, lynxes, boars, squirrels, hedgehogs, as well as birds – eagle-owls and owls.Open object

Contacts

Cēsis Tourism information center

Pils laukums 9, Cēsis

Latvia, LV-4101

Tel. +371 64121815, +371 28318318

info@cesis.lv

From 1st of October to 30th of April

Monday closed

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

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